The Horror Honeys: Honey Buzz ~ 'Westworld' is Going to Be... Interesting.

Honey Buzz ~ 'Westworld' is Going to Be... Interesting.

"Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality?"

Now, I admit willingly that I've never seen Michael Crichton's Westworld, but I actively remember my father talking about a film starring Yul Brynner fighting robots in an amusement park, so I've always been interested. That being said, after seeing the teaser for the HBO Westworld series, and reading an article on Deadline, I'm officially down.

Anthony Hopkins, the Wild West, and nude piggy-back orgies? Oh yeah, I'm in.

Debuting on HBO in 2016, the updated Westworld stars a remarkable collection of actors including Hopkins, Ed Harris, Thandie Newton, James Marsden, Jimmi Simpson, Jeffrey Wright, Clifton Collins Jr., and more. The series will follow the same story as the Crichton's film, but with the updated vision and style of Jonathan Nolan (The Dark Knight, Memento, Person of Interest). While I admit to being sold on Westworld 2016 after seeing the following teaser during an HBO binge of The Jinx, the following information from a Deadline article has me even more curious.

According to the actors union, SAG-AFTRA, extras on the set on Westworld must sign the following consent form before taking a job on the show:

“This document serves to inform you that this project will require you to be fully nude and/or witness others fully nude and participate in graphic sexual situations. By accepting this Project assignment, you may be required to do any of the following: appear fully nude; wear a pubic hair patch; perform genital-to-genital touching; have your genitals painted; simulate oral sex with hand-to-genital touching; contort to form a table-like shape while being fully nude; pose on all fours while others who are fully nude ride on your back; ride on someone’s back while you are both fully nude; and other assorted acts the Project may require. The Project will also include language and sexual situations that some may consider personally objectionable or uncomfortable.”

I feel like even the extras on Game of Thrones would look at that disclosure and say, "EESH, guys. Boundaries, huh?" Either way, count me on board for HBO's Westworld! ~RH